I bought a new tiny camera that I can easily take with me wherever I go. The week I bought it I headed to Kauai and took over 1200 shots. I was in heaven!
I make a lot of what I call "stones". They are small things that I can build on. I normally have no idea of what I am going to do with them but I can't seem to stop once I begin.
Fabric beads (mostly polyester) rolled and heated with a heat gun.
Made with fabric and glue.
Pipe cleaners wrapped with fabric.
My second group exchange was a post card challenge. No theme to this one, but since I had just come back from Hawaii fish seemed logical.
All the cards are made from cotton scraps with just a few emblishments.
I participated in my first art exchange with my mixed media group. It was a "skinny book" and our theme was "woman".
I have a wonderful source for upholstery fabrics. I made a number of purses, designed one myself, sold a few, and taught a couple of classes.
I discovered felting machines. A friend came over for a play day and brought this wonderful machine that she had found at a quilt show in Chicago. She let me try it and I was hooked. I bought my own the same week. This is one of my favorite things to do. I haven't done much quilting since I bought it.
These are all 4" by 6".
I used silk on some and polyesters on others.
In our mixed media group we do some mini workshops. One day a member, Debbie, show us how to do a type of free form quilting. We worked up rectangles and then slice them up and put them back together.
I found some wonderful silk leaves and made some small art pieces.
Most of the leaves are silk but the backgrounds are a blend.